Private Colleges and Universities

There are more than 1400 private colleges in the U.S., including over 100 in California. Some private schools have highly selective admissions, such as Stanford, Princeton and West Point. Others have less demanding admission standards.

In general, selective private colleges expect students to have the most challenging four-year academic program that can be arranged, so going well beyond the 'a-g' requirements is advisable. A variety of informational resources regarding the private schools is available in the Career Center, Counseling Office, library, bookstores and the Internet (lists of websites is available in the Counseling Office). For some more information about some of the private colleges in California see the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU).